Covenant University Commissions New Senate Building
The Chancellor of Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo on Sunday, March 17, 2013, dedicated the University’s new ultramodern Senate Building
The event which was witnessed by some members of the Board of Regents, Senior Pastors in the Living Faith Church, principal officers, staff and students of the University marked the official opening of the imposing edifice, which will serve as the administrative hub of the University.
The eight-floor edifice occupies a strategic spot in the University’s landscape, spanning a massive 4,130 square meters. It boasts of a 224-Seat Senate Chamber, 64 offices, a Penthouse, an elevator and a power backup system that protects the equipment in the complex from power surge.
Speaking at the commissioning of the architectural masterpiece, Dr. Oyedepo said it was in the hand of God to make great, and nothing of greatness can happen in the life of a man or an institution without the great God at work in such a life and institution.
The Chancellor stated that the lifting and rising of either a man or group is a function of the invisible hand of God at work. This he said was the key to the rising and greatness of Covenant University. He prayed that the structure would be a factory of ideas and solutions to societal problems.
The Chancellor making allusion to the Church, (the proprietor base of the University), said the same God that was doing great acts at Faith Tabernacle, would manifest His acts through the decisions that would be taken from the chamber of the new Senate facility.
He added that no one could take credit for the successful completion of the project, because all through construction and furnishing of the huge edifice there was no borrowing or shortfall in resources needed to complete the project on time.
He reiterated that, “This facility was not built by the proprietor or the University Management, but God is the One that has built it, therefore its security, preservation and durability is not in doubt.”
The Chancellor advised the University Management to begin to make appropriate moves towards the realization of the mandate of becoming one of the leading ten world-class universities in the next ten years, christened “1 of 10 in 10.”
According to him, “It is time to make first-class moves in order to get first-class results. Waiting for ten years to see the realization of Covenant University becoming 1 of 10 in 10 might be delaying the acts of God.”
He stated further that the wherewithal to attain the position has been released by God and it is going the extra mile by the University Management that would see to the speedy realization of the set goals.
In his remark the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Korede Ayo appreciated God for the successful completion of the project and the support the University has enjoyed overtime from the Board of Regents under the leadership of her Chairman and Chancellor, Covenant University – Dr. David O. Oyedepo.
He noted that the quest for the Institution to become 1 of 10 in 10 was no doubt a tall order, but the Management team is not in doubt of the fact that it is achievable with the level of spiritual, financial and moral support the University has continued to receive from her proprietor-base.
The commissioning ceremony was concluded with a guided tour of the facility conducted by Architect Gbenga Alalade, Deputy Director in the Physical Planning and Development Directorate of the University.
Also present at the occasion were the Vice-President, Education, Living Faith Church Worldwide (LFCWW) and Esteemed Regent of Covenant University, Pastor (Mrs.) Faith Oyedepo; Vice-President (Foreign Mission, LFCWW), Pastor Abraham Ojeme; Executive Secretary (LFCWW), Pastor Yemi Nathaniel; Education Secretary (LFCWW), Professor Aize Obayan; Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Korede Ayo; University Principal Officers, Faculty, Staff, Members of the Student Council and Pastors from Living Faith Church.